Steelers news: Mitch Trubisky contract extension, Antonio Brown controversy, and more

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There's never been a dull moment so far in Omar Khan's first offseason as general manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We keep thinking that news is going to slow down, but active GM is always working on something.

This week, Pittsburgh released cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. In the latest Steelers news, Khan confirms that a backup quarterback is getting a new contract extension, and recently learned about a very awkward situation that Antonio Brown has created with his own arena football team.

Steelers news:

Yesterday, Omar Khan appeared on the Pat McAfee Show to talk about his order of doing business. When McAfee asked Khan what he had up his sleeve next, Khan said that the front office was in the process of finalizing an extension with quarterback, Mitch Trubisky.

Trubisky originally had a fairly significant cap number of over $10.6 million for the 2023 season, according to Over the Cap, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that his new extension will lower that cap number for the 2023 season. We will have all of the details soon, but it's a two-year extension for the veteran quarterback. Like it or not, it looks like Mitch Trubisky is sticking around for a while.

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It's hard for Antonio Brown to stay out of the spotlight for long. After burning his bridges in the NFL, the former Pittsburgh Steelers star will apparently suit up for the Albany Empire in the Arena Football League, Rodger Wyland of WNYT News reports.

What makes this situation so awkward is that Brown is the primary owner of the Empire. Now it looks like he's going to suit up with the players he is responsible for handing paychecks out to. This could make for a very uncomfortable situation for the players on his team. Who can see anything going wrong here?

NFL news:

Marc Sessler of broke down the biggest remaining need for each NFL team. For the Steelers, Sessler writes that Pittsburgh must look for another cornerback. Sessler notes that Patrick Peterson and Joey Porter Jr. will be the team's top cornerbacks in 2023, but believes that more cornerback help is needed when facing scary AFC North quarterbacks Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, and Deshaun Watson.

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Sessler didn't specify which type of cornerback the Steelers could use, but it's evident by their current roster construction that they could use a competent slot cornerback. Sessler writes this following the news that Ahkello Witherspoon has been released by Pittsburgh.